Originally Posted by Sassy08
I'm a brand new quilter. I read the QB every day and I'm learning so much from all of you who are willing to share from your experience. I've been reading over and over about starching. Do you use spray starch or liquid and what brand(s) do you recommend? Also, am I understanding correctly that it's a good idea to starch all fabric before cutting it as well as starch the backing before basting?
Thanks so much!
Originally Posted by ralphu
This quilt use Deb Tucker's Rapid fire LeMoyne star template. The pattern was in Fons & Portes's Sept/Oct 2012. Pattern name is Links.
I enjoy making the star with the template!
Made this quilt at a quilt retreat . Great place for a quilt retreat is at Pieceful Haven in Crestwood Ky.
Originally Posted by PghPat
These Strata Stars certainly are addictive. I'd love to make more but where do I put/use them. I've used one as a table topper and one as a wall hanging. I guess I could make some as gifts but I don'tve much family to sew for.
Originally Posted by feffertim
This is an excellent link for how to calculate setting and corner triangles for on point quilt blocks. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180358.asp
Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
Here are instructions to make a quilt with a single large star. The Star finishes at 48". Borders can be added to enlarge. The photo shows a quilt with 4" borders.
There are 2 star colors and one background.
For a 48" star ONLY (no border or backing, but there will be enough for a scrappy binding):
1 1/8 yard background
3/4 yard star color A
3/4 yard star color B
Originally Posted by Treasureit
I have made my grandsons quilts but I can't think of anything else to make. The girls are easy..I have made Totes, doll clothes, purses, etc. But I am stumped for the fellers! ages are 2-3. Would love to hear and see what you have made.
Originally Posted by Wild8580
My quilt den was needing a good cleaning and some reorganization. I was inspired after reading Bonnie Hunters tutorial on fabric folding and modified to fit my units. Sorry I didn't take before pictures although it was somewhat organized before. I had purchased the storage units from ikea a few years back and all my fabric was in tubs that I could slide in and out. Ikea made shelves for the units, so I bought them and began to sort and re-fold every piece of fabric I owned. I donated unwanted and
Originally Posted by Sue Kitten
I'm always having trouble getting my backing fabric to stay wrinkle free. I have tried pinning the fabric down first, I've tried taping, clamping it to a board & I just can not get rid of the wrinkles after I Pin baste the sandwich together. I have tried repining it again after all pins are in but when I'm guilting all of the darn wrinkes are back again. I have more wrinkles in my project than an 80 year old person. Lol. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.
Originally Posted by gmcsewer
Do any of you know where I can get a free paper pieced alphabet? I want to make one row of my GD T Shirt quilt with her name in it.
Originally Posted by terri bb
i just LOVE this quilt! the pattern is out of a book i bought called "amazingly simple star quilts" and in scrappy colors it turned out fabulous. i sent it off to #1piecemaker to give a whirl quilting it for me. i can't wait to get it back! thanks for looking!